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About This Journal

The Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal is an independent scholarly legal publication founded in 1984 by the students of Santa Clara University School of Law. For over twenty-five years, the Journal has achieved national and international circulation and recognition as a leading forum for multidisciplinary discourse on emerging issues at the juncture of technology, the law, and public policy. The Journal’s subscribers include leading law libraries, law firms, and corporations worldwide. A significant number of federal courts and state supreme courts are also regular subscribers to the Journal, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The Journal’s publications have made noteworthy contributions to the resolution of significant intellectual property law decisions. For instance, two Journal articles received mention in the landmark Festo and Bilski decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 2000 and 2008, respectively (234 F.3d 558, 574, 623 & 545 F.3d 943, 1001). In fact, Journal articles have been cited by a significant portion of high state courts and federal courts in important decisions at the core of law and technology. Based on a 2009 study conducted by Washington & Lee University School of Law, the Journal was ranked among the top three most frequently cited legal publications in its coverage area by scholarly articles and among the top six most frequently cited legal publications in its coverage area by both state and federal courts.

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